Malcolm Smith is a great linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks every game, but he’s had two particularly outstanding plays in his career. On January 19, 2014, Smith caught a game-ending interception in the end zone, tipped by Richard Sherman, in the NFC Championship Game against the San Francisco 49ers. The interception locked up the Seahawks’ second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. On February 2, 2014, during the second quarter of Super Bowl XLVIII, Smith intercepted a pass from Peyton Manning and returned it 69 yards for a touchdown to make the score 22–0. That play helped lock up his Most Valuable Player Award of Super Bowl XLVIII. He is the first defensive player to win the award since Dexter Jackson in Super Bowl XXXVII.